Determination of sex from metric evaluation of cephalic dimensions in North Indian population

Geethanjali, H. T. and Asha, K. R. and Vinay, K. K. and Lakshmi, P. R. and Gangadhar, M. R. (2013) Determination of sex from metric evaluation of cephalic dimensions in North Indian population. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 4 (3). pp. 96-97.

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Aim: Sex determination occupies a relatively central position in the identification necessitated by medico legal experts or medical jurisprudence. The present study aims to determine sex by Cephalic Index among 100 North Indian medical students (50 males, 50 females). Method: Cephalic dimensions were taken in 100 North Indians using standard anthropometric instruments. Cephalic index was calculated. Results were statistically analysed. Results: Statistical analysis indicated the cephalic index of males was significantly higher than those of females (p\textless0.01). Conclusion: From the present study it can be inferred that cephalic dimensions can be successively used to determine sex in the above said population, with special reference to medico legal cases and population based studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, human, male, controlled study, adult, India, female, sex difference, population research, normal human, medical student, sex determination, anthropometric parameters, cephalic index, medicolegal aspect, skull
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Anthropology
Divisions: Department of > Anthropology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 11:00

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